NZA’s President and CEO, George Sullivan, will be speaking at the following highly informative virtual events. Click the links to sign up!

May 19, 2022 – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (CT)

CLE WEBINAR: Business & Legal Pitfalls of the SEC’s Proposed Climate Disclosure Rules

Join Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Environmental, Social, and Governance Practice and the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago as we feature a panel of industry experts for an overview of SEC Proposed Rule S7-10-22 regarding climate risk. In addition to a general overview, presenters will discuss likely compliance outcomes and strategies to navigate them along with potential legal challenges the regulation may face. Presenters will take questions regarding challenges and opportunities stemming from this rule.  

Why is This Important?

Potential Legal Peril – Any and all green or climate claims in SEC reports are now subject to SEC enforcement.
Verification – Are you prepared to verify climate claims to avoid fraud enforcement?
Questionable Compliance – Nearly all popular Green Building Reporting Systems do not comply with SEC regulations.
How to Comply – Utilize ISO 14000 Environmental Management standards, fully compliant
Who Should Attend? Publicly-traded companies and those that do business with them.
CLE Accreditation: Applications for 1.0 substantive credit (based on 60-minute hour) are pending in Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New York/New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Wednesday, April 27 | Noon – 1:30 p.m.Beyond Net-neutral Buildings – The Net Positive

Until recently, buildings with positive impact was a foreign concept to most developers and operators — strategies were focused on minimizing negative impacts, rather than concentrating on actions that create positive outcomes. Net-positive buildings transcend neutrality – they give back more than they take, providing regenerative social and environmental impacts.

This year’s FM Symposium unites a panel of global innovators to discuss the game-changing ideas and principles surrounding net-positive buildings. Going beyond the new normal requires businesses to reinvent themselves, generating positive change for people and planet. Better understand what’s necessary for you to lead your organization to a net-positive future.

Join Thomas Normark, NTT DATA Business Solutions, George Sullivan, Net Zero Analysis & Design Corp., Martha Lewis, Henning Larsen, Scott Koloms, Facilities Management Services pbc, and Kevin Powell, US Government Services Administration

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Past Events

December 8, 2021 – 10:30 AM – Developing Environmental Offsets from Anaerobic Digestion Projects & Case Study Des Moines MWRA Renewable Natural Gas

Anaerobic Digestion of organic waste such as food waste is an alternative to landfilling that results in environmental benefits such as emissions reduction (carbon offsets) that can create an enormous financial opportunity for municipal governments. Join this presentation to learn more about carbon offset markets, project financing, available technical and educational assistance from the University of Illinois Chicago, and to see how Des Moines Metropolitan WRA got into renewable natural gas business, to turn waste into millions, annually.

Net Zero North America Virtual Conference – November 9-11, 2021

Pension Real Estate Association Annual Investor Conference

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Developing Carbon Offsets from Combined Heat and Power Projects

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:00AM – 12:00 PM CDT

This presentation is a high level overview of how combined heat and power projects using methane as a fuel source can produce emissions reductions (carbon offsets) and create an enormous financial opportunity for municipal governments. The discussion will include how renewable electricity from CHP, powered by municipal food waste digesters, can produce thermal RECs and carbon offsets from fuel-switching activities and methane destruction. 

George will discuss example projects, project financing, methodologies, and carbon offset markets. 

The Energy and Environmental Building Alliance Summit

September Lunch and Learn
Hosted by Companies For Net Zero

Renewable Energy Infrastructure Financing – August 19, 2021
Hosted by Companies For Net Zero

Supply Chain Problem Solving Workshop – July 22, 2021
Hosted by Companies For Net Zero

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BCGCC Webinar Asia Regional Workshop

A day of sessions hosted by companies and organizations throughout the global B Corp network who have come forward to share their work and expertise. Attendees will be able to choose from a wide range of content (e.g. panels, workshops, film screenings, etc.) to deepen your climate knowledge and practice, drawing on the deep knowledge within our own community.

Sustainable Construction & Tracking Raw Materials
Hosted by Companies For Net Zero

June 2, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

Messy Disruption! New SEC and Treasury ESG reporting requirements. George Sullivan answers our Q’s.

Thu, May 20, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

“Financing RNG Projects” – Taking advantage of tax benefits and creative financing

View the recorded event video here.